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Doxazosin

Antihypertensive Agents
CATEGORIES

Antihypertensive Agents, Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists, Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists


ALIASES

Alfadil, Alfadil®, Alfadil® BPH, Cardura, Cardura BPH, Carduran, Doxacor, Doxazosin 2care4, Doxazosin Actavis, Doxazosin Arrow, Doxazosin Mylan, Doxazosin NM Pharma, Doxazosin STADA®, Doxazosin Sandoz, Doxazosin Stada, Doxazosin Uro, Doxazosin ratiopharm, Doxazosin-Ratiopharm


SUBSTANCES

doxazosin, doxazosin mesylate


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: MODERATE
Doxazosin is a quinazoline-derivative that selectively antagonizes postsynaptic α1-adrenergic receptors. It may be used to mild to moderate hypertension and in the management of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). α1-Receptors mediate contraction and hypertrophic growth of smooth muscle cells. Antagonism of these receptors leads to smooth muscle relaxation in the peripheral vasculature and prostate gland.

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